We all know how important it is to eat a healthy diet, especially when trying to conceive. Though your food and lifestyle can’t make you pregnant, they can give your body the building blocks and conditions it needs for a successful conception. The hard part is knowing what your body actually needs!
There are so many myths out there and so much conflicting advice, that it can be impossible to know where to start!
At ScreenMe we take away all of that confusion and give you an accurate insight into your current and future fertility health. We will also tell you exactly what you need to eat to make sure you support your body in achieving a successful natural conception, maintaining a healthy pregnancy and giving your baby the best chance of lifelong health.
First you will sign up to your choice of ScreenMe programs. We will then send you everything you need to collect a couple of samples at home. It’s very quick and easy. You won’t have to go to a clinic or make an appointment anywhere. Simply collect your samples and send them to our accredited labs with prepaid postage.
Next, we analyse the samples. Our team of doctors, scientists and nutritionists will send you your easy to understand results with a report to explain what it all means. They will give you specific recommendations for the foods you can eat to improve both your health markers and your microbiome. All this information is easy to access: on your personal screenme dashboard on your phone or computer, so you can look it up while you do the supermarket shop or browse a famer’s market.
Once you have had a chance to read through your results and reports, you will be ready to arrange your personal video consultation (at no extra price). In your consultation one of experts will talk to you about your results, answer your questions and walk you through your tailored nutrition and lifestyle plan to boost your fertility. Your specialist will also talk to you about your cycle and help you identify if you are ovulating, when you are ovulating and when your most fertile days are.
Our team of medical experts can even work with you if you have underlying hormone imbalances or a restricted diet. We just ask that you check with your own doctor before making any big changes since we don’t know your full history.
Your blood markers can give an indication of your nutritional status. We assess the levels of your blood sugar and cholesterol as well as various vitamins and minerals that you need to achieve successful conception. These are vitally important because even a mild deficiency can reduce chances of successful conception, especially over the age of 30. It can also have a long lasting effect on your baby, without giving you any symptoms.
Research by the university of Surrey has found that 80% of couples diagnosed with infertility, who made positive changes in their diet and lifestyle, got pregnant.
Your blood can give you an insight into your fertility through hormones. We analyse the levels of various hormones to assess egg production, ovarian reserves, fertility health as well as the hormones involved in allowing and maintaining a pregnancy.
In men, we also test the hormones involved in healthy sperm production. With this information we can tell you if your hormones are getting in the way of your successful conception and provide you with an insight into your future fertility.
If you have ever heard of “friendly bacteria” or the “microbiome” then you may have some idea about this very exciting new field of study.
We know that microbiome is incredibly important for health. It has a role to play in your hormonal balance, immune system, metabolic health and things like mood, sleep and weight.
A poor microbiome (one that isn’t diverse) has been linked to increased inflammation, insulin resistance, hormonal imbalances and obesity. All these factors affect fertility and chances of a successful natural conception. A diverse microbiome can help control blood sugar spikes, important for ovulation and those with PCOS.
That’s a lot of fertility related health conditions! All of which could be improved or prevented by supporting a balanced and diverse microbiome through healthy diet.